Hi Jakob, On Thu, Jun 09, 2011 at 11:18:29AM +0200, Alexander Burger wrote: > > Also - I find the general idea of using picolisp as an embedded control > > language inside other applications interesting, not just this special > > platform. > > So it would be nice to get pil32 or pil64 running.
If you want to stick with miniPicoLisp, there is another idea: We can release the restriction that code must be aligned to certain byte bondaries if you encode the function pointers differently. For that, you change in "mini/src/pico.h" #define evSubr(f,x) (*(fun)(num(f) & ~2))(x) to #define evSubr(f,x) (*(fun)(num(f) >> 2))(x) and in "mini/src/main.c" in the boxSubr() function omit the check if (num(f) & 3) giveup("Unaligned Function"); and change the line return (any)(num(f) | 2); to return (any)((num(f) << 2) + 2); I didn't test it, but you see the point: Instead of using the tagged function pointer, the pointer value is shifted left by to bits and then tagged. There is a drawback, though: This mechanism assumes that functions reside in the lowest quarter of the address space. So it depends on the runtime environment whether it works or not. BTW, are you aware of Tomas Hlavaty's FFI for miniPicoLisp? @Tomas, does this still exist? http://logand.com/mplisp/src/mod/ffi.l Cheers, - Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe